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. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
that from happening. the district has currently put in new procedures. >>> several new driving laws go into effect starting on january 1st. we are in san jose to tell you about some of them. >> reporter: right now if you get pulled over by police you have to show written proof of insurance but starting on january 1st, you can show that proof by using your smart phone or tablet. >> i have not heard of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the d
with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing t
neighborhood over the next few days. right now the highway patrol and other local law enforcement agency around the bay area are launching their annual crack down on drunk drivers. dui checkpoint in place tonight through the bay area and they will be up and running through new year's day to try to keep people safe and drugs off the road. >> one bay area lawmaker proposing new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the road. already being used in other states and some considering it here. david has the story. >> thinking behind proposed crack down over repeat offenders is to address what hill says is a high rate of drunk drivers who don't modify their behavior. he cite 2009 statistics most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start onl
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states who don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers unions have fought the change. 33 other states and district of columbia have granted waivers from the law. >>> next, flood waters causing problems in the north bay. terry mcsweeney will have a live report. >>> end of the year treat. how you can get a free ride courtesy of muni, later this week. mr >>> very goodies 26th, to you all. i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. there are sales going on if you are headed to them,eb!a1 wl á encounter rain mike?i >> yesx shores more likely than a steady rain like yesterday we are on the back side of this storm. we have pockets of showers outtx there mainly north bay, sliding southeast. berkeley, emeryville, oakland, pacifica avenue, that's where some of the showers are the great highway over towards ocean
has concerns about the business. >> at noon today at san for cisco, supporters of strict gun laws will demonstrate at justin herman plaza. protesters will dress and black and lie down for 20 minutes in honor of those killed in newtown, connecticut. the demonstration is being organized by local chapters of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. >> we will be right back. >> we are back as 7:10 a.m.. we are keeping a watch on the weather this morning. this is 89 at sauaw valley over the sierra. they are expecting to be cloudy today with scattered snow showers. their high is only in the '20s. but plenty of snow, is expected anywhere from 1 to 5 ft.. >> parts of the midwest are still dealing with the blizzard conditions this weekend. this is video out of westwood, ohio on friday. if the roles are treacherous. thousands of residents in the midwest do not have power. the national weather severe service states that blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect throughout the night. the warnings stretch from nebraska all the way through the southern wisconsin. >> the ninth circuit
. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response to a united states law calling for sanctions against russia. >>> today marks the 8th anniversary of the quake and tsunami. survivors held prayer services. the un called it the worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries. 200,000 people died. >> we are back on storm watch this day after christmas. mark is tracking a fast moving storm that has produced plenty of rain. >> and we check the return polesis of major stores. what you need to know before you return that unwanted gift. >> here is a look at bridge. you can see it's wet. we will let you know where we had spin outs this morning coming up next
's for families trying to adopt children in russia. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliate against the u.s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it is not deal with any local clients at the moment. >> same-sex marriage in the state of maine became legal to that. the city of portland began issuing first licenses to eager couples or just after midnight. other cities are holding special hours drop the day today. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view
-12 in. around lake tahoe. heavy snowfall expected tire chain laws will be in effect. proportions of ukiah and to the north bay locations. it will eventually make its way to the greater bay area. this is a fast-moving system. heavy downpours at times. if your concerned about the flooding of? there could be even toppled trees because of the saturation level of the ground. we will see their rainfall in the north bay and it will spread to protest it could be heavy. and that rainfall still having difficulty. with 6:00 a.m., you are definitely gore to want your umbrella. pleasanton, this is a chilly at 38. the highs for today you can see 50s richmond, 54 degrees. here is a look at the seven day around the bay. it is wet today so watch for those patric trees tht could impact even power lines because of the current a saturation level of the soil. >> most areas are looking decent from the east bay to san francisco the san mateo bridge is also not a problem. traffic picked up lightly but easy, no matter what direction you are going on the san mateo, or the golden gate. very light. in fact,
condition. officers involved in the shooting had eight years ago by law-enforcement experience. an 18 year-old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the pittsburg bay. bart station. this was the scene in the parking lot where the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting just before 7:00 last night and the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life- threatening injuries that needed surgery. police said not yet located the gunmen and service was stopped last night for about 45 minutes as officers made sure the shooter was not getting away on a bart train. bart trains were also held in concord after reports of a man with a gun at the station. police activity caused major delays last night on the pittsburg a point line in both the sampras is go and pittsburg directions. these reports are related to the earlier shooting at the pittsburg station and service expected to rent regularly today. >> three officers are her every gunman opened fire overnight inside their headquarters near philadelphia. it happened in camden county
and can be so insidious behind closed doors. the governor signed a bill into law and my office and the l.a. county sheriff have committed to keeping track and data of crimes that occur involving the internet or social media because we frankly don't have good data around that, particularly involved with crime so for the next couple of years we do will a lot of data collection and working with law enforcement and they're doing it and address this problem from evidence and outcome based area. thank you. >> thank you. >> no name other than more work for nance's staff. -- >> what we do in oakland -- i don't think bullying is more than a school issue. this is bully center thed. there is a way the violence perm mates across the board and i strongly believe that schools are the heart of health and community well being and the way we're going to transform this world is coming around our kids. we have a sacred obligation and kids to be safe and well connected and well known is all of us, all of us, all the time and even in the room today and the pretense and around the punter -- the question
. >> new this morning. the number law enforcement officers who died while on duty have declined this year. 127 federal, state and low officers have died while performing their duties so far this year. there were 165 deaths last year and 154 in 2010. the majority of officers who died were either victims of traffic accidents or were shot. texas had the highest number of deaths at 10. followed by georgia with 8 and maryland and colorado both had this experience >> in world new lows. the victim of a brutal gang rape and new dell high has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. the 23 year-old woman was attacked in a new dell high bus last week. if the rape sparked widespread protests-and a government panel will be assembled to look into the crime and suggest ways to approved women's safety. >> south africa's presidency says that former president nelson mandela has been released from the hospital. the 94 year-old had been in the hospital since the beginning of this month. he was diagnosed with a lot of infection and also had a surgery to remove gall
in january. >>> a law aimed at targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with that in mindstate senator jerry hill is announcing new legislation that will make i-i-d's mandatory for individuals convicted of a second driving under the influence violation >> "we've tried fines, we've tried to revoke licenses of those chronic offenders but we need to do more to save livesalcohol related driving deaths26,000" >> reporter: under current law installation of an i-i-d is optional for convicted drunk driverssenator hill says it is time to remove the option >> "this bill will make it clearnever get their license ba
with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles and boston, it includes a return to neighborhood policing with five districts drawn. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit the road even if sober. would it require ignition devices on vehicles after a driver's second conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the court to decide. >>> expect to see more officers on bay area streets tonight through new year's eve. the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down. they are setting up dui checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> it is 4:35. high school senior faces possibility of being expelled after writing a poem that alarmed some at her san francisco school. the 17-year-old attends life learning academy. her poem talks about the shooting in connecticut. she red her poem and explained what she sees as its -- meaning to alan wang. >>> why are we oppressed by a dysfu
of the way. police did find and arrest the 23-year-old driver. >> the california law banning therapy turning gay minors straight has been blocked by a federal court of appeals. the first of its kind law was passioned in the state legislature and signed by governor jerry brown. the court blocked the law until it came here on whether the law is constitutional. >> the last weekend before christmas shopping frenzy is under way, retailers are trying something new, we're talking about 24-hour sales. tomas ramon found an example at macy's. >> all the last minute, i got a few to go but i'm close. >> he is last minute shopper who came to the mall. they all have enticement to procrastinateders like humphrey. there is some things that are 50-75% before one is offering shopping and sales is macy's. they are staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. friday to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea so to make sure they can find a store open. it worries frank. >> i am concerned about who they are going to have come in at 3:00 in the morning and shop. that is kind of crazy. >> 57 macy's stores will stay open unti
children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill into law, banning adoptions, a few hours ago. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. some say the ban is retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian s who violate human rights. >>> president obama will immediate -- meet with leaders from capitol hill hoping to avoid the fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes will go into effect unless lawmakers can broker a deal. >> reporter:cx$z president obama will4zkn:eÑ with congressional leaders later today at the white house. it may be too late for a deal. there are just four days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> i have to be honest mr. president, i don't know timewise how it can happen now.((?u >> reporter: harry reid lashed out at house speaker bane area out at house speaker bane area caution him ofrm" dictatorship. >> boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: republican
that they will not back gun laws. for more on the story we go now to elizabeth corridan. >> reporter: the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> "the fact that something is misused, whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an axe and a knife, doesn't mean that you ban baseball bats, axes and knives or guns." >> "but it's obviously also true that the easy availability of guns including military style assault weapons is a contributing factor, and you can't keep that off the table." >> reporter: politicians and activists went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy." >> reporter: asa hutchinson is the former under secretary for border and transportation security, and is working with the n-r-a on this measure. he compares it to air marshals on planes. calling the armed
chain laws in effect for interstate-80. and expect isolated snow showers expected and also on tap for tuesday and wednesday associated. here is a look at the afternoon highs. 50s through san francisco, and the kron 47 day around the bay with unstable air. friday, could be dry with partly cloudy conditions. in the traffic center, not much. with the approach to be approach to the bay bridge toll plaza, not much happening. and also of the san mateo bridge, also looking good in both directions. highway 92 and the golden gate also looking flying. the drive time is about 22 minutes out of novato to the city. no problems from the 101. and the 280 looking good and no problems in the east bay, the nimitz also is problem free. at the 5 80/680 interchange. caughtturning the tables on the has raised nearly a quarter- kids just like her. gabriella miller, who was diagnosed with a inoperable brain tumor only a month ago, has joined up with macy's and the make a wish foundation to help other she's asked for other kids to send in letters to santa. and for each letter macy's receives.the retailer
a statement saying it will not budge in the group's opposition to new gun laws. the announcement comes as protestors in san francisco staged a dramatic demonstration against gun violence. it's part of a nationwide effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assau
. >> the fed's have denied a request by california for waivers from the no child left behind law. the law punishes schools for students failing math and english proficiency test and require certain other criteria as to be met. california isn't willing to evaluate teachers based on how well their students scored on a standardized test, one of the test of the law. nutshell left behind requires a certain percentage of students test proficient in english and math. by 2014, every student including the learning disabled and english runners must reach proficiency. >> officers from concord police's de you i've enforcement team will be deployed this week kantor rest impaired drivers. this is a part of the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. d u i patrols will begin friday at 7:00 p.m. and will last until 3:00 a.m.. they will resume adorns some of the same hours on saturday. the concord police traffic sgt says it is a zero tolerance crackdown. driving under the influence led to almost 800 deaths in california in 2010. >> we will be right back. >> police and webster, new york say that they
money. both programs are part of national settlements of bankers who didn't follow the laws. >>> tara, said the incident in san francisco is cleared. >> those bricks on 80 near the fremont street offramp have been cleared. it's smooth sailing around the city. we want to show you that we do have a fallen tree here and the chp is advising caution here. highway 35 at skyline boulevard, be aware of it. it's blocking the roadway. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it's smooth sailing into the city. no delays to report. at the golden gate bridge, it's sort of the same story. if we take a live look at that, you can see it was a little bit wet out there earlier but now things are drying up quickly. and in san mateo, we can take a look at the san mateo bridge. you can see that traffic is flowing well into foster city on the right-hand side of your screen. >>> 7:24. here's rosemary. >> all right. partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies happening outside our door. a good-looking start to the day. here is a beautiful shot. look at this. sunrise rose about four minutes ago. die
from adopting russian children. >> the law also blocked dozens of russian children or currently in the adoption process by american families from leaving the country. >> putin says the bill is retaliation for an american law that calls for action against russian officials were found guilty of violating human rights. >> more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted by the american family in the past two decades. >> erica is looking up the timing of any rain there will be coming up. we will be right look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink pos
did find and arrest the 23-year-old driver. >>> california law banning therapy aiming at turning gay minors straight has been blocked by a federal court of pleams. the law was passed in the state legislature and signed by the governor but the court blocked the law to take effect until it can hear arguments on whether or not it is constitutional. >>> the last weekend before christmas shopping frenzy is under way and retailers are trying something new to help the last minute shoppers -- 24-hour sales. >> all the last minute stuff, i got but i still have a few to go, but i'm close. >> reporter: richard is last minute shopper who has come to mall. they have en ties. for people like humphrey. there are some offering 75% off but full two days of shopping and sales is macy's this is one of more of 800 stores nationwide that is staying open a full 48 hours. the idea is to make sure that shoppers can find a store open. >> i'm concerned about who they will have coming in at 3:00 in the morning and shop. that is kind of crazy. >> 57 macy's stores will stay open around the clock until christmas
for a waiver from the no child left behind law. the law requires student test scores in english and math to improve each year and reduces federal funding to states where students don't. the sticking point is california's reluctance to evaluate teachers based on test scores. california's politically strong teachers' union has fought the change. 33 other states and the district of columbia have been granted waiverers from the law with >>> stores are going to be packed today with after christmas shoppers, some will be making returns. the change one retailer is making to its return policy >>> home theater systems offer great sound for your home. michael finney and consumer reports ahead with the money saving option if you are tight on cash. >>> we continue to track showers across the bay area. mike will be back with your forecast and what to expect for the morning commute. >>> good morning i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze this morning. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is the day after christmas. it means more rain. >>> good morning. live doppler, scattered pockets of showers light
to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff -- is running out for law-makers. automatic tax hikes -- and steep government spending cuts, could be just around the corner. kron4's justine waldman is tracking the developments in washington. with many law-makers still on holiday vacation. and kron4 political analyst michael yaki is also here. we'll get his take on where things stand - next at 5-30! (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> grant: now at 5-30. the "fiscal cliff" deadline is five days away. and there is no deal in sight to avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. tonight - our poltical analyst michael yaki is here to break it down for us. but first - kron 4's justine waldman is stading- by to get us up to date on what is happening.justine. >> we have just learned that on friday, congressional leaders will meet with the president to discuss the fiscal cliff standoff. there is no legislation pending in either the house or the senate to avoid going over the cliff. and the converstations about it. continue to be confrontational. tim
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
at the lawmakers who are taking on the national rifle association and attempt to change our nations gun laws. then. we tell you the latest story thieves are telling unsuspecting victims. before they make off with their cell phones! plus. as we near the end of 2012 we take a look at this past year's memorable moments. all that coming when kron 4 >> a dramatic demonstration in san francisco against gun violence. it's part of a nationwide effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that str
as many as the yearly average over the past decade. many credit the improvement to law enforcement and community efforts. unlike other cities or around the bay area, richmond has also increased their police force from 150 in 2006 to 190 sworn officers. the total crime rate is down about 20% since 2006. >> developing this morning on the east coast. authority said that they are evacuate a lakeside neighborhood in western new york or two firefighters have been shot and killed are responded to a fire that has been engulfed. officials in the town of what's to say that someone shot at firefighters early this morning when they arrived at the see of the fire near lake ontario shore just east of rochester. >> it is my understanding now that there are three houses burning, possibly one motor vehicle barring that the fire continues to progress. the exposures allowed that progression and as soon as we can get equipment down in there, we will go in there and extinguish the fire. we approached it initially as we approach every report of a house fire. they were firemen respond and in both areas a
elementary school she is pushing for stricter gun laws. >> i can't even tell you the number of deaths that are caused by guns that were bought by not having a simplele background check and the background system check needs to be reworked in some way. >> many people are also pushing for a ban on assault rifles. saying those type should be left for the military and not in the hands of civilians. >> they picked outside a sporting good store. it opened a short time and was forced to close because of the protest. people held up signs that said no guns here and protect your children >>> they are taking part in a holiday tradition right now. they are preparing thousands of meals for people who are unable to leave their homes for the holidays. >> for many seniors who live alone. a visit by a volunteer is the only contact they will have on christmas. >> they will be delivered on christmas morning. >> they are asking for holiday donations. they are holding curb side drop off through monday. they are specifically asking for hams and pantry items as well as socks and cash donations. they can be d
morning hours until 6:00 and 7:00. >>> the new law, what you need to know before january 1st. >>> we will bring you dramatic details about a 911 call that was made about an officer involved shooting here at walnut creek. . >>> all right, markets are just opening right now. we have dan from west virginia and the quarterback from syracuse will play in that stadium in just a few days. they are friendly now but maybe not so friendly in a few days. we are watching right now the fiscal cliff negotiations and traders are watching closely and it is a flat morning as they are on both sides of the aisle trying to work that out. >>> and now dave clark and pam cook are both off and we continue with ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> there was a police shooting overnight in walnut creek. christian captain is near 680 with new information he found out within the past hour, christian? >> reporter: we have been on the scene since 4:30 and there is still a sizable police presence and we have seen some units just leaving in a few minutes. we have learned of course this was an officer involved shooting.
decency. hm. >>> a new law goes into effect january 1 making it illegal for employers to demand passwords to employees' social media accounts. governor brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasion. a similar law goes into effect in illinois. >>> fewer americans are getting screened for cancer. researchers found the number who underwent preventative screenings in the last decade went down. the study found people were not getting screened as much for breast, cervical and prostate cancer as often as the government says you should. this may be linked to rising health insurance costs and different opinions about government guidelines. >>> researchers say an mri is often an effective way to screen for alzheimer's disease. a new study from the university of pennsylvania found the test was accurate 75% of the time in testing a patient's spinal fluid with a lumbar puncture is more accurate. the mri is noninvasive and is less expensive. a lumbar test is advisable for borderline cases. >>> apparently kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9 to 11-year- olds found ch
is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate r
. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to go into effect january. the first lady and the couple's two daughters will remain in hawaii for another 10 days. >>> for the first time starbucks' employees are being asked to write other than names on cups. the chain is asking employees in washington, d.c. to scribble the words "come together." as a message to lawmakers to settle the fiscal cliff. >> some spots blue skies, some parts grey clouds. >> interesting the colors you will see out there rainbow colors out there and we've had some in the south baylor, i'll show you one from mountain view, san jose we just had moderate rain roll through downtown, da
was also hurt diving out of the way. police did find and arrest the 23-year-old driver. >>> california law banning therapy aimed at turning gay minors straight has been blocked by federal court of appeals. the first was signed by the governor but the court blocked the law from taking it in effect january 1st until hearing arguments whether it's constitutional. >> the shopping frenzy is under way and retailers are trying something new to help the last minute shoppers. we're talking about 24-hour sales. tomas ramon found an example at macy's in daly city serramonte shopping center. >> all the last minute stuff i got but i a got a few to go. >> richard is last minute shopper. the stores in the mall have some kind of enticement like him. there are some offering discounts even up to 57% off but one store in the mall that offering full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. this is one of more of the 800 stores nationwide that is staying open a full 48 hours. the idea is to make sure that last minute shoppers can find a store open whatever the hour. it worries frank. >> i'm concerned about, w
that law enforcement here in pearl river county says were completely wiped out by this tornado on christmas day. at this particular home here in the mcneil area, this is what's left of the slab, this is what's left of the wall, and this is what's left of this family's life. and the damage trail extends half a mile on this property off highway 11, the front and back of this custom antebellum home gone but the homeowner says lives are more important. tell me how you feel when you look at your house. >> kind of bad but everybody's safe. and hey, the lord is on our side. we good to go. >> reporter: y'all were all home? >> yes. my wife and my daughter-in-law and two of the grandkids were there and my son and i were 100 yards on the other side over here. >> reporter: did you see it? >> yeah. we seen it happening kind of so... >> reporter: what do you do when you see a tornado coming towards your house? >> nothing. you just hope. hid our heads and hope for the best. but nope, everybody's good. >> reporter: for those who were inside the house, what did they experience? >> they said it was a lot
in an individual whose background is in law enforcement and has experience with the fbi, police kinds of model of doing work. bob murray will conduct personal interviews with the top 10 to 12 candidates to make sure that they have the best potential and then he's going to do a public records request on candidates to determine if additional inquiries of the candidates are necessary. that was in quotes, public records. either individual would be able to do the job, it's up to you to make the decision. he is committed to work with you and the vendor to make sure this is a good, has a good outcome and that the commission is satisfied with the choice. >> thank you, deputy director. so at this point, just open it up to my fellow commissioners and let's have some dialogue. where do you want to take this? >> commissioner, what was the cost difference between bob murray and alliance? >> bob murray was $19,500 and alliance was $17,500. >> these are plus expenses. i'm sorry to interrupt, but they are plus expenses. at this point in either case that is kind of unknown how much that would be. often tha
's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality for the fong family who can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to just at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a lovely family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department s
. no major injuries. the cars here were dealing with all sorts of problems. as i drove up to the pet mew law area, there were all sorts of problems along 101. at one point i saw a car hydroplane across four lanes of traffic. fortunately, he was able to drive off. but i was listening to scanners. as you see this water go flying up in the air and chp was responding to hydroplaning all across the north bay. in the last 30 minutes or so, the rain has slowed down. we're we're not seeing the heavy downpour that we saw earlier in the afternoon. it's still in the 40s. it's still very wet and windy outside. reporting from the north bay, jr stone, kron4 news. >>> officials have been scrambling to repair a levee in east palo alto that was breached in heavy rains over the weekend. crews placed sandbags where the creek topped the lev ear. the flooding forced -- lev e. the flooding force -- levee. the flooding forced people to evacuate. here's more. >> reporter: this has collapsed and the home behind it, cleared out. this weekend's flooding caused so much damage, tents are still not allowed back inside. >
community center shooting 13 years ago, pushing for stricter gun laws. >> universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole would stop so many lives from being taken. that and banning assault rifles. there is no need to have ar-15 rifles in the hands of civilians. >> reporter: in san francisco, cara lui, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the founder of a new york-based video game site called for a cease-fire from violent online games yesterday. the webmaster of gamer fit nation said he believes tens of thousands of players participated, but many people who left comments on his website said video games had nothing to do with the shootings and said the cease-fire was an example of using a tragedy as self promotion. >>> san mateo's county chief probation officer -- federal investigators are looking into allegations against stuart forest. the u.s. postal service inspection service is heading up the investigation and the fbi is assisting. >>> officials with the america's cup boat race say larry ellison's oracle team spied on a competitor. an international jury delivered the verdict. the
they could do to address gun violence and they are hoping for stricter gun laws in the future. >>> the craft hunger bowl, they will serve dinner at the memorial church and they will donate three meals to three san francisco charities for each ticket sold. the game is this saturday at at&t. we have been tracking santa and we are using norad. here is a live picture and guests have already arrived and we understand stand is around china right now. this year norad has partnered with the mapping service to help show santa's stops around the world. >> how does he go so fast. that is crazy. >> i think there is magic involved. >>> well, we want to remind you there are 15 minute delays due to residual affects and you may still be experiencing delays. let's look at the san mateo bridge, the right-hand side is moving nicely into foster city and on the opposite side. they are experiencing congestion because of an earlier crash but there are still delays so give yourself some extra time. >>> sunday's storm has pulled out of the area but not before giving us quite a bit of rain. keep in mind, this is a st
on leave yesterday. he is being questioned by law. >>> police in northeast california say they have arrested a teen for planning a school shooting. the 15-year-old allegedly plotted to shoot a class full of students. the boy talked about it as police were investigating him for pull age knife on his parents. he is being held in a mental health facility. >>> a 14-year-old was arrested for a similar alleged plot in visa, lia. his school district said he threatened to shoot up mount whitney. investigators say it was part of a gang initiatation and the boy is charged with making terrorist threats. the high schools have increased security. >> the nra has called for armed guards in all united states schools and many say those officers are already in place. oakland, san francisco, the west contra costa school district all have armed officers. it costs about $5 million for 20 armed officers and 40 site supervisors. >> we have taken the approach but it's at a coast. it's at a steep cost when you talk about loss of supporting programs for music, its arts. >> the officials say they couldn't
was used to call for stricter gun laws. participants dressed in black and laid down for 20 minutes. organizers then read the names of each of the victims. >> san francisco police are marking the norse of -- anniversary of one of their open. the 28-year-old was one of several officers searching for a 33-year-old man. west ran through a garage when. when police went to move in he opened fire, hitting the officer, who died at the hospital the next day. people can pay respect tuesday the community room indiana after -- named after him. >>> the family of steve jobs has lost the fight over his dream yacht. the designer has image pounded the vessel over an unpaid bill. this is what the white yacht commissioned by jobs, called the vaccine new york looks like. the bbc is reporting the designer claims jobs' heirs owe him 4 million of his $12 million fee. the yacht cat 1 $28 million to build. >> in britain, prosecutor ares are deciding whether to charge the deejays who made the prank call nate have caused a nurse to commit homicide. they called the hospital, pretending to be the queen, and
, connecticut. gun groups believe teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in those critical first minutes to protect children. >>> gun buy-back event in los angeles is being called a huge success, you can see why. people in their cars lined up for miles yesterday to turn in their firearms. event is held once a year and takes place in the spring, the mayor moved it up to take advantage of the outrage over the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled tre
and other law enforcementkl5ñ agencies are cracking dryers setting up checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting at 6:00 tonight through monday night >>> if you ride san francisco's muni today you won't need your wallet the system is offering free rides all day on buses and cable cars to stem brit muni's 100th birth -- cars to celebrate muni's 100th birthday. the fare then was fiveó]k< cens compared to today's rate of $2. >>> 6:37. traffic and weather together, next. live look outside now at the golden gate bridge,ilv traffic light, friday holiday week light let's put it that way meteorologist mikem#ç nicco wl have the forecast, sue is checking traffic. >>> man is killed by a subway in new york city ahead why police s8éó this is >>> welcome back. thought we would show you where the bulk of the storm is now, rain in the higher elevation snow hitting crescent city, eurekaskzs towars reading now if you are heading up that way watch out things are going to get trick here at home clouds, in the 30s everywhere except fremont, oakland, san francisco, low to mid 40s
in the capitol and would echo through the house. >> the president's laws of raising tax rates would still leave -- >> the republican leader took a rhetorical holiday swipe at democrats. >> i'm stuck here in washington trying to prevent by fellow kentuckians from having to shell out more money to uncle sam next year. >> we are learning more about how the negotiations fell apart. unnamed source said when the speaker offered $800 billion in revenue by limit being deductions, the speaker asked what to i get? the president reportedly responded you get nothing. i get that for free. unable to agree on a big deal on taxes and entitlements, the president is now hoping to get a small deal. extend middle class tax rates, extend some unemployment benefits and agree to a framework for a big deal. >> that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> can it? consider speaker boehner's other words which are really echoing about making a deal. >> how we get there, god only knows. >> the president wasted no time getting into vacation mode. he played golf on saturday. white house officials tell me that
of appeals and voted to block the california law banning therapy into turning gave miters interest-rate minors. this would have been the first state in the nation to ban gay therapy. the news at 5:30 is next (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> deadly winter weather slamming the midwest. where it's headed next- along with more of the dramatic video. and - the newtown elementary school shooting - one week later. a look at the nationwide tribute today - and the latest on the investigation. now at 5-30. severe - and deadly - winter weather pounding the midwest. this is video from detroit - heavy snow and high wind situation. multiple car accidents, some even involving police cruisers. >> jacqueline: yesterday, we were dealing with a very clear defined warm and cold sections. we can see the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the wa
. they will be pardoned to serve on juries an in some cases own firearms. >>> under the revised three strikes law, in november, voters approved prop 36 which requires that a life sentence only be given for a third felony if it's a serious or violent crime. about 3700 prisoners may qualify for resentencing hearings and some inmates have already won their release. >>> a christmas eve storm is headed our way. rosemary will be back to tell us where and when the rain will hit. >>> and how san jose police officers are helping to spread christmas cheer. >>> here is a look at the senate bridge. you can see -- san mateo bridge. you can see traffic is moving nicely. we'll tell you about some free parking in san francisco -- coming up. >>> welcome back. san jose police are helping to make this christmas a little brighter for some children. officers loaded up their patrol cars yesterday with dozens of gift bags filled with toys. the gifts were given specifically to children who really need the holiday cheer. >> we're seeing people at their worst a lot of times. a lot of domestic violence, a lot of disturbanc
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